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Pope Francis was  greeted by over 1 million youths in Rios Copacabana beach, before leading  Saturdays World Youth Day prayer vigil.

As he made his way through the city's coastline in the popemobile, the Pope made a few stops to greet pilgrims and bless children. He also briefly wore a Mexican sombrero that was given to him by a pilgrim, and a few minutes later he playfully prayed some drums with this hands.

The vigil was originally set to take place in the city's Campus Fidei Guaratiba open air field, but due to the heavy rains, it was moved to Copacabana beach.